BOSTON, Aug 23, 2001 ( – In a startling ruling, a state education who was fired for describing in detail to children disturbing and bizarre homosexual sex acts, was ordered reinstated with back pay. The Boston Globe reported yesterday that arbitrator Marc Greenbaum ruled that the state Department of Education was wrong to fire Margot Abels, who gave a March 25, 2000 workshop on sexuality to students as young as 12 years old.

In May 2000, LifeSite reported on the workshop called a “Teach-Out” which was sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Governor’s Commission, and the Gay and Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and held at Tufts University. Greenbaum ruled that since the workshop was designed to answer explicit sexual questions from teenagers too embarrassed to ask them in school, Abels’s presentation was ‘‘authorized by her superiors, and her conduct, while controversial, did not violate then-established department guidelines and policies.’‘

For more see the Boston Globe coverage at: Arbitrator_rules_against_dismissal_of_sex_educator+.shtml

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